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Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Materials Services Assistant II

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Job Description: The River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Materials Services Assistant II to join our team. The Materials Assistant II is a part-time position under the supervision of the Materials and Business Services Manager working in the Circulation Department.

Responsibilities include working with the Assistant Materials Services Manager and other staff members to provide library services to the public at the circulation services desk by:

Full/part time: Part Time: 12-14 hours per week.

Requirements: Wednesday and Friday afternoons required. Weekend availability including, 2 Saturdays and 1 Sunday (September – May) per month required. Occasional evening availability may be required.

Please email a resume and cover letter to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.

Salary Information: $10.75/hour



Youth Services Associate

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2017

Job Description: River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Youth Services Associate to join our team of Library Associates. The Youth Services Associate will work primarily in the Children’s Services Department, serving kids from birth-4th grade and their parents/caregivers. There may also be future opportunities to assist the Middle School and Teen Services staff with programs for kids in grades 5-8. This position is ideal for those who want to develop their skills working with children and young teens.

The Youth Services Associate will assist the Manager of Children’s Services with:

The Youth Services Associate will be trained and regularly scheduled to staff the Children’s Services Desk 3 weekday shifts each week and 2-3 weekend shifts each month. The Youth Services Associate will also present an outreach preschool story time on Wednesday mornings. Additional hours will be scheduled on an intermittent basis, especially during the summer.

Full/part time:Part Time: an average of 12-16 hours each week

The ideal candidate would be available Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-5 PM and Wednesdays from 10 AM-5 PM with additional weekday flexibility and the ability to work Saturdays and Sundays.

Requirements: A college degree and experience working with children ages birth-4th grade and young teens is required. Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature and the developmental needs and interests of children and young teens is important. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and exercise initiative. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an accredited MLS or MLIS program.

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.

Salary information:  $14/hour


Volunteer Opportunities

The Library occasionally has volunteer opportunities. To apply, please download the general interest volunteer general interest volunteer form (pdf).